I am asked often to give my take on current
American and global events and trends. I work hard to resist merely
reacting to the latest vulgar Presidential tweet or utopian fantasy of
socialist candidates. I work hard to cultivate conversations and explore
differences with kindness, love and thoughtfulness. Regardless of
intention, I find some folks (on all sides) angry that I do not approve
of their ideas. Sometimes I am accused of not listening when I simply
disagree with the arguments presented.
are inundated with loud voices clamoring for emotional reactions. In
contrast, followers of Jesus are invited to hear the voice of the Good
Shepherd and choose loving obedience. Let’s take time to still our
hearts, listen deeply, and love wisely.
A sense of justice is hard-wired into the human
psyche. Without training, a three-year-old will say, “Unfair!” We are
rightly outraged at abuse, prejudice, and violence. But what about the
more daily, subtle ways unfairness comes into our lives?